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EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS BY RT-PCR, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BF EBVPCR

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body Fluid, Ocular (Eye) Fluid or Spinal Fluid: 0.5 mL in sterile container; Respiratory Specimen: 1.5 mL in sterile container

Handling

Body Fluid, Ocular (Eye) Fluid or Spinal Fluid: Do not centrifuge. Respiratory Specimen: bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate acceptable. Indicate specimen source on requisition and specimen container.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid or Spinal Fluid; 1.5 mL Respiratory Specimen

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid, Spinal Fluid; 1.0 mL Respiratory Specimens

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid, Spinal Fluid: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 7 days Respiratory Specimen: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

3-5 days

Method

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (LEBV)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 03:51:28 PM


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